Funstuf

By Cheryl D. Warner


New Testament Occupations

Match each New Testament person with his/her occupation.

1. Luke

a. Pharisee, ruler of the Jews (See John 3:1.)

2. Nicodemus

b. Priest (See Luke 1:5.)

3. Simon

c. Physician (See Col. 4:14.)

4. Zacharias

d. Beggar (See Mark 10:46.)

5. Paul

e. Tanner (See Acts 9:43.)

6. Matthew (Levi)

f. Tentmaker (See Acts 18:1–3.)

7. Joseph

g. Carpenter (See Matt. 1:18; Matt. 13:55.)

8. Lydia

h. Tax collector (publican) (See Matt. 9:9; Luke 5:27.)

9. Bartimaeus

i. Centurion (See Acts 10:1.)

10. Cornelius

j. Seller of purple (dye) (See Acts 16:14.)

Answers:

(1) c, (2) a, (3) e, (4) b, (5) f, (6) h, (7) g, (8) j, (9) d, (10) i.

Women of the New Testament

Across

  1. 3.

    The mother of Jesus (See Luke 2:4–7, 21.)

  2. 4.

    She was with Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and other women who found Jesus’ tomb empty. (See Luke 24:1–10.)

  3. 6.

    She was dead, but when Peter prayed and told her to arise, she opened her eyes and sat up. (See Acts 9:36–41.)

  4. 7.

    Another name for 6 Across (See Acts 9:36.)

  5. 9.

    Timothy’s grandmother (See 2 Tim. 1:2, 5.)

  6. 12.

    Timothy’s mother (See 2 Tim. 1:2, 5.)

  7. 13.

    She was a prophetess. (See Luke 2:36.)

  8. 14.

    She sent greetings from Rome to Timothy. (See 2 Tim. 4:21.)

Down

  1. 1.

    Paul beseeched her to “be of the same mind in the Lord.” (See Philip. 4:2.)

  2. 2.

    The sister of Mary, who “was cumbered about much serving” (See Luke 10:38–42.)

  3. 5.

    A seller of purple who lived in Thyatira and who was baptized (See Acts 16:14–15.)

  4. 8.

    She was with those who brought sweet spices to anoint Jesus’ body but found the tomb empty. (See Mark 16:1–6.)

  5. 10.

    Along with Joanna and others, she gave Jesus food. (See Luke 8:1–3.)

  6. 11.

    She was queen of the Ethiopians. (See Acts 8:27.)

Answers:

Across—(3) Mary, (4) Joanna, (6) Tabitha, (7) Dorcas, (9) Lois, (12) Eunice, (13)Anna, (14) Claudia. Down—(1) Syntyche, (2) Martha, (5) Lydia, (8) Salome, (10) Susanna, (11) Candace.

Pairs of Os

By reading left, right, down, up, and diagonally, find these two birds, two vegetables, two trees, two animals, two world capitals, and two musical instruments, all of which begin with the letter O: oak, oboe, ocelot, okra, olive, onion, organ, oriole, Oslo (Norway), Ottawa (Canada), otter, owl.

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Blow Hard

To do this experiment, you will need: a thread spool, a straight pin, a piece of cardboard, and scissors.

Cut the cardboard so that it is larger around than the end of the spool, and put a pin through the center of it (see illustration). Then place the pin inside one end of the spool, and blow through the other end.

Can you blow the cardboard off?

What happened? The air that you blew through the spool’s hole escaped between the end of the spool and the cardboard, causing a low air pressure between the cardboard and the spool. The higher air pressure on the other side of the cardboard pushed it toward the spool.

Could you blow the cardboard off if you blew through the spool towards the floor? If you stop blowing, will it fall? Try it and see!

Could you blow a Ping-Pong ball out of a funnel if you held the funnel so that the ball would not fall out? Try it and see!

Posy Puzzle and More

The answer to the first line of each couplet is a flower. Change the letters of that answer according to the directions in the second line, and you will have the answer for that rhyme.

1. This flower has a sweet scent and color quite bright,
Drop its first letter—now use it to write.
2. This flower has a face; just take a look.
Drop its last two letters—get a dish for a cook.
3. In the spring this bulb-flower you surely will see.
Drop its first two letters—part of the mouth there will be.
4. This Oriental flower from ancient Persia came.
Drop its last two letters—you have a dad’s nickname.
5. Do you see the bright blossom that grows in the meadow?
Drop its last three letters—you’ll get food that is yellow.
6. This flower grows in clusters of red, pink, or white.
Drop its first three letters—see a creature of great might.
7. Usually purple, this flower blooms in the fall.
Add a first letter—it means quicker than all.
8. The shade is where this shy flower likes best to sway.
Change its last two letters—on this a tune you’ll play.

Answers:

(1) pink, ink; (2) pansy, pan; (3) tulip, lip; (4) poppy, pop; (5) buttercup, butter; (6) phlox, ox; (7) aster, faster; (8) violet, violin.

Clock Challenge

Draw five straight lines across the face of the clock to divide it into six pairs of hours whose sums equal each other.

Clock Challenge